One of the areas MeasureCamp, and indeed any unconference struggles with, is managing the session board. The common practice, which we have used, is to distribute blank post-it notes or A5 art cards to attendees to use. We rely on everyone to write clear meaningful titles in large easy to read print – which some of us (ok me) struggle with.
After the last MeasureCamp, Tim Leighton-Boyce made a simple practical suggestion. Why don’t you design a template that anyone can download and use in advance? Genius.
Jessie Scoullar volunteered for the task and has produced a great result. The templates contain space for the session title, description and your name. In addition there is space for tags, providing more information about your session. The tag options are:
So please, prior to MeasureCamp, feel free to download & print off a copy yourself so you can write your session in advance. In large clear writing – remember that it needs to be readable from the back of a crowd. If your handwriting is terrible, get a friend to write the card for you. Use a marker, not a pen!
One you are done, feel free to take a photo & share on Twitter, Google+ or Linkedin. Ask for feedback in advance, did you get the tags right? Bring with you so you can stick on the session board as soon as it opens.
And we appreciate feedback too, please let us know how to make this template even better.